Following a study by an independent body, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has decided to recognize L’OCCITANE en Provence as an exemplary company for its actions in Burkina Faso, within the framework of its 2013 “Growing Inclusive Markets” initiative.
L'OCCITANE is also a member of the Business Call to Action. This initiative launched in 2008 by the UNPD and other institutional partners, brings together companies that contribute to the economic development of the poorest people and the protection of the environment. 

“Today, this recognition of our action by the United Nations is proof of the value of the partnership set up
with the women of Burkina Faso 30 years ago. The shea tree is what binds us to these women,
but it has also paved the way for their economic emancipation.”
— Olivier Baussan, Founder of L’OCCITANE en Provence

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